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Health boards urge public to 'use other options' as A&E busy

Princess of Wales hospital's A&E department is reported as 'exceptionally busy' Credit: ITV Wales

ABMU and Aneurin Bevan health boards are advising the public to use alternative health service options as A&E facilities are 'exceptionally busy'.


Police appeal to locate woman and baby

Police in Bridgend are issuing an appeal to find a woman and a baby, after concerns were raised by a member of the public.

The pair were seen just after 8.30pm outside the Cooperative Supermarket The Triangle, Brackla Way, Bridgend.

The young woman is reported to be wearing a dressing gown, three quarter length leggings and a pair of trainers. Her hair was blonde and pulled into a ponytail.

“While we’ve received no missing person report, the weather is cold and wet and from the information we’ve received, we believe neither mother or baby were dressed for the conditions. We would therefore appeal to anyone who may have information that will help us identify and locate this woman to contact us immediately on 101. We also ask that the woman herself to make contact, so we can be sure she and the baby are now safe.”

– Gary Smart, South Wales Police Inspector

Three arrested after drugs bust yards from police custody suite

Credit: Kevin Ashford/ITV Wales

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of running a cannabis factory after police raided a unit just yards from their custody unit in Bridgend.

The men were allegedly running the operation from units at Queens Court at Bridgend Industrial Estate just behind South Wales Police’s new custody suite.

Local residents were shocked at the discovery. Car maintenance company worker Hayley Pells, 33, said:

"No-one had a clue but it could have been going on for a number of years.

"They appear to have been very professional.

"For a long time we thought it was empty. We didn't see anybody coming or going for extremely long periods of time. This isn't unusual as lots of the units are used only for storage."

Another resident said:

"It's amazing if you think about it and really brave of them to grow it next door to the police.

"I'm really not sure how they thought they would get away with it. Literally you could throw a brick from the back of this unit and it would land in the police station it's that close.

A South Wales Police spokeswoman said: "Three men have been arrested and are currently in police custody.

"No further detail is available at present."

Nurse pleads not guilty to wilful neglect charges

Jade Pugh Credit: ITV Wales

A nurse accused of the wilful neglect of patients at Bridgend's Princess of Wales hospital has pleaded not guilty to the three charges against her.

Jade Pugh, 29, is one of five nurses facing charges of wilful neglect relating to the treatment of hospital patients and alleged falsification of medical records.

Pugh and the other nurses will appear at Cardiff Crown Court at the end of this month.


Police investigating collision in Bridgend

South Wales Police are continuing to investigate a collision in Bridgend yesterday which has left a man in a serious condition in hospital.

The man was taken by Air Ambulance to hospital in Cardiff. Credit: John Lewis

The incident happened at just after 9am yesterday and involved a white coloured Volkswagen Golf hitting a pedestrian who was crossing the carriageway from Quarella Road to the town centre.

The man was later taken by Air Ambulance to The University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, where he is receiving treatment.

Anyone with any information in regards to the incident is urged to call South Wales Police on 101.

Unexploded bomb found near Bridgend

A bomb squad has been called to secure the WWII device. Credit: Dean Smith

An unexploded World War II bomb has been found on the Kenfig Nature Reserve near Bridgend.

Local men Dean Smith and James Clark were walking back to their car this morning after a spot of metal detecting, when they came across the find.

A police cordon is now in place around the area and the bomb squad are on their way to make the device safe.

Metal detector James Clark poses in front of police vehicles, as the Kenfig Nature Reserve is cordoned off. Credit: Dean Smith

Man air-lifted to hospital following accident in Bridgend

A male pedestrian has been air-lifted to hospital following a collision with a vehicle this morning.

The accident, which happened near Bridgend Bus Station on Market Street at around 9:15, was dealt with by a number of police officers and an air ambulance at the scene.

The incident is not said to have caused congestion, with traffic in the area reported to be flowing.

The incident happened on Market Street in Bridgend. Credit: John Lewis
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